Who knew that running a 10 k with almost 60,000 people could be sooooo much fun! We should really get out more right?!
When we got to the hotel, we were all a tiny bit apprehensive. It wasn't in the most amazing area, you understand...and outside stood a tall sketchy looking dude...but it was all good once we walked through the doors, clean, safe, warm, comfy. I know Ange wondered about the safety of her car in the parking garage that smelled of urine but we came back the next day to find it all still safe and sound so all was well on that front too.
Cue the fun self portraits that mostly say, "yay we have an evening alone! No kids, no responsibilities..."
We went for a huge dinner complete with wine. You should really ignore all the pre-running rules and apply almost all the girls weekend rules when you go for the sunrun.
Moranda walked us down memory lane after dinner as we re-lived her romantic proposal 10 years ago...
So romantic! Obviously she was deliriously excited...
And Ange braved a dangerous roped off area for us...
Yes, we are wild and crazy gals! (Why was that roped off? What was so dangerous?)
We headed back to the hotel and tried to get some sleep but I was so excited I hardly slept at all. I'm not sure why... (read comment above about needing to get out more!)
Here we are! Out standing in the starting crowds, ready to run. It was freezing out and...
We're looking up in disbelief, Yes they really are going to ask us to do aerobics in the cold with thousands of other people first thing in the morning!
It was a great warm up but I did feel like it was 1991 again.
....after a rousing national anthem, we were off!
There are no photos of this part for obvious reasons. It's hard to run, breath and take photos. As it was Moranda and I couldn't keep up to Angela. Go, Ange, go!
We didn't see her again until BC Place. She beat us by almost 3 minutes too! GO ANGE!
Our times were:
The course was not too hard and the weather was perfect. It was amazing to see all the people in front and behind us - wow! And there were so many standing on the street, braving the cold cheering us all on. It was an amazing experience and I can't wait until next year!
Here we are enjoying our post race goodies in BC Place...
And then? We went shopping of course, and for lunch!